Related Links: A summary of the CIFE presentations Over the last 10 years, BIM/IPD/VDC technologies have matured. Design and construction teams have mastered the tools and the industry has progressed beyond the tentative exploratory stages. There are clear advantages in exploiting the technologies. The imperative now is to develop strategies for managing the technologies and deploying the tools.The point was made abundantly clear at the annual CIFE Summer Program, June 20-21, when presenter after presenter delivered reports on real projects that demonstrated breakthrough performance improvements in areas that included project quality, schedule, cost, energy and design-construction processes. CIFE Executive Director
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has taken pains to repair its scandal-tainted brand as it pushes market growth and global expansion. In a cost-cutting move, the engineer-constructor giant soon will sell its much-photographed corporate headquarters property.